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23.03.2021|Foreign Ministry

Liimets: NATO is strong and should remain the pillar of Europe’s collective defence as it adapts to emerging threats

Foreign Minister Eva-Maria Liimets attends the meeting of NATO foreign ministers on 23 and 24 March. Today 23 March, the ministers discussed Afghanistan and the southern neighbourhood, as well as the Secretary General’s NATO 2030 initiative. This is the first time Antony Blinken, the Secretary of...
23.03.2021|Foreign Ministry

European affairs ministers discussed vaccine procurements, developing digital economy and organising the Conference on the Future of Europe

Today 23 March, Undersecretary for European Affairs Märt Volmer represented Estonia at the informal video meeting of European affairs ministers, which focused on the topics of the upcoming European Council – including COVID-19 vaccines and the digital economy – and preparations for the Conference...
23.03.2021|Foreign Ministry

European foreign affairs ministers focused on relations with Turkey and support for the Southern Neighbourhood

Yesterday 22 March, Foreign Minister Eva-Maria Liimets attended the Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels, where the focus was on the European Union’s relations with Turkey and the Southern Neighbourhood. They also discussed the European Union’s policy on Russia, support for Georgia, as well as the...
22.03.2021|Foreign Ministry

Estonia considers it vital to protect the rights of women and girls in Afghanistan

Minister of Foreign Affairs Eva-Maria Liimets was one of the keynote speakers at the UN Commission on the Status of Women event on the topic of the rights of Afghan women that took place on 19 March. ‘For almost two decades, Estonia and Afghanistan have maintained a close security and political...
22.03.2021|Foreign Ministry

The first Estonian ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia presented his Letter of Credence

Yesterday, on 17 March, Jaan Reinhold, Estonian Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, presented his Letter of Credence to King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia in Riyadh. In a conversation following the handing over of the Letter of Credence, the King welcomed the new ambassadors...
22.03.2021|Foreign Ministry

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is organising a virtual forum for global Estonians

On 13 April, the very first virtual forum for Estonians around the world will be held, where the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will present its activities and plans concerning the diaspora. Hille Hanso and Ellen Valter, Estonians living abroad, will also speak at the forum, talking about how global...
19.03.2021|Foreign Ministry

Updated information about restrictions on movement for passengers arriving in Estonia between 22 and 28 March 2021

Due to the spread of the coronavirus, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises against any non-essential international travel. The spread of new coronavirus variants has caused the situation to change rapidly, and accordingly, states are imposing measures to control the spread of the illness at...
18.03.2021|Foreign Ministry

Government confirms Küllike Jürimäe as candidate for the Estonian judge in the Court of Justice of the European Union

At today’s meeting, the Government of Estonia endorsed the proposal of the foreign minister and confirmed Küllike Jürimäe as Estonia’s candidate for the Court of Justice of the European Union. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced a public competition to find the candidate. To select the most...
17.03.2021|Foreign Ministry

UN Security Council: 19 countries joined for a press statement condemning the dissemination of propaganda and false information on the illegal annexation of Crimea

Russia held an informal meeting at the UN today to promote a false narrative about its occupation of Crimea, which it seized in violation of international law in 2014.  We condemn Russia's human rights abuses and military build-up on the peninsula.  We strongly reject Russia’s attempted...
16.03.2021|Foreign Ministry

Foreign Ministry survey: Estonians living abroad are keen to contribute to Estonia’s development

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs conducted a survey among Estonians living abroad to find out how prominent a place their land of origin holds in their everyday lives. Another aim was to get an overview of their expectations for the state, so that they would be more interested in helping achieve...

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